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Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Brushes are another Princeton breakthrough that advances the science of synthetic hair.
For the first time, the tip of each individual hair has been split to replicate the natural flags on the finest natural bristle. By giving each individual hair two to three distinct tips, Polytip bristles are able to hold a higher volume of paint while providing smoother application.
These brushes are super stiff yet still extremely responsive. Designed for use with medium to heavy body acrylics (as well as oil paints), Catalyst Brushes push even heavy gel mediums with assurance. And unlike natural hog bristle, which can be rendered useless when water-soaked, Catalyst Brushes have real integrity in water.
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Love these brushes!
By Rocky the sign painter
from Hendersonville TN
Comments about Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Angular Brushes:
Hold up well to the rigors of sign painting on some very rough surfaces. We do replace the ones that get really abused, but these really help move the job along quickly & more smoothly.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Hendersonville, TN
We use these to paint logos on brick walls for our sign painting business. They save us a lot of time & frustration, & make the job quicker & easier. They get roughed up in the process & by the end of a large job the tips of the bristles are a little frayed so we replace the most worn out ones & still use the ones not so beat up. We use lettering enamels with these & are happy with their performance.
from North Carolina
Been painting a couple of years.... finally have brushes that are wonderful to work with!!
I would buy this product again
By visual artist
The product has high quality. The brush can hold lots of paint and make texture which I am looked for.
Lots of spring in the bristles. You can really move paint.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Work well with acrylic paint
from Rough & Ready, CA
I have just about every type of brush available, from bristle to red sable, for use with acrylic paint. Catalyst brushes are very nice - tough, versatile, flexible. More and more often I end up using them.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
important to consider
By Santiago Aguirre
from Buenos Aires Argentina
I've been painting with acrylics and oils for years, and these brushes are the best I've used. They have the particularity to maintain its shape despite intensive use . It is also interesting to note that they do not lose hairs. perfect price-quality relationship.-
from Butler County, Ohio
I have many many brushes for oils and watercolor. So when I saw a "free ship" deal for these brushes I bought the minimum to qualify. The Princeton Catalyst Polytip is now my absolute favorite for oils(water mixable oil). I have placed 3 additional orders for them. They hold a lot of paint, they old their shape and they clean up nicely. I haven't used any of my other brushes since this purchase!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great Brushes worth the Money!
I paint with acrylics and these brushes are the best I've ever used. They provide smooth strokes and fine lines. I also feel like I'm saving paint. This is difficult to explain, but with some brushes, I feel that only half the paint is being applied to the canvas while the rest remains in the brush. What makes me think this is when I clean them. Not much paint comes out of the bristles and you can pretty much clean them with just water, while other brushes require much work and soap to remove too much paint left behind in the bristles. I purchased all sizes and shapes I use in both long and short handles, as I use a table top easel for small paintings. I consider them a bit pricey, but also the best investment in paint brushes I ever made.
Catalyst Polytip Brushes!!!!
HiI have been painting in oils for 18 years so, I had used all kind of brushes. These by far are my favorite. They hold their shape no matter how much paint its in the brush!!!! I just love them!!!
See why the Catalyst Polytip Bristle brushes are a favorite of equestrian artist Thomas Allen Pauly.
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