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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.
Set of 4 — A Blick Exclusive!
This set of four essential brushes includes a Size 4 Bright, Size 10 Flat, Size 8 Filbert, and Size 2 Round.
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Great brush for long fine lining!
Comments about Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Brushes Series 6400:
What I like about the brush is that the length of the "hairs" make it near impossible to get paint in the ferrule.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Springfield, MO
Comments about Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Filbert and Egbert:
Was excited to try this brush and Love it.
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very durable, takes abuse well
from Silver spring, md
using acrylic paint, these brushes clean up easily. since they are polymer, after a while, the friction dragging them across the canvas will wear them down.
These angle brushes are excellent for line and fludity.
from columbus, ohio
I use the brushes with oil paints which make superior fluid lines. Excellent clean-up Hoping they have good longevity
from San Diego, CA
Comments about Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Round:
Really good price for good quality brush!
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By Artist Bill
from San Ramon, CA
Use these brushes with acrylics and ink. Hold and release paint extremely well. Bristles responsive and bright.
Not a fan
from Athens, OH
I bought a flat brush to try out so I can't speak to the other brush types.I usually paint with acrylics. I use bristle brushes most of the time. My style of painting sometimes includes spreading the bristles to get the effect I want. When I want a chisel edge synthetic brushes work better. These brushes are not good for either of these techniques. Being a synthetic, the bristles do dot spread out but because of the polytip they also do not produce a chisel edge. They are good for laying down color with the flat side of the brush, but any flat brush will do that.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from San Jacinto, CA
Very easy to clean and maintain.Beautiful spring.Best entry into professional grade brushes. I LOVE THESE BRUSHES! They shovel paint and mediums.
Princeton Catalyst brushes -- best for Acrylics
The Catalyst brand are the most resilient brushes out there when it comes to painting in acrylic. They have the snap and flex, clean easily, and keep their shape in water. Acrylic is known to wear out even typical nylon brushes, and these resist that wear. This is especially good in the smaller sizes, which typically wear out faster.
By Writer Girl
from Cary, NC
These brushes hold the paint well, and are excellent for shading. Love them.
See why the Catalyst Polytip Bristle brushes are a favorite of equestrian artist Thomas Allen Pauly.
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