Series 6450
Short Handle

STIFFNESSrating-2

ACRYLICrating-1

WATERCOLORrating-1

OILrating-0

Catalyst™ Polytip™ Bristle

Catalyst™ Polytip Bristle brushes are another Princeton breakthrough that advances the science of synthetic hair. This new series is super stiff yet still extremely responsive. Unlike natural hog bristle, Catalyst™ has real integrity in water. Natural bristle can be rendered useless when it is water-soaked. The true advance in Catalyst™ is the Polytip feature. 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 2 to 3 distinct tips, Catalyst™ is able to hold a higher volume of paint while providing a smoother application. Designed for use with medium to heavy-bodied acrylics and oil paints, Catalyst™ pushes even heavy gel media with assurance. Catalyst™ Polytip Bristle brushes truly are tools that move paint.


Catalyst™ Features
  • Next Gen Synthetic
  • Maximum Stiffness
  • Flag tips to replicate the best Chungking Bristle
  • Precise control and shape retention
Angle Shader • Polytip BristleSee Prices +See Dimensions +Sizes Available: 1/4", 1/2", 3/4"
Size
Item #
Suggested Retail Price
1/4"
6450AS-025
$7.95
1/2"
6450AS-050
$12.95
3/4"
6450AS-075
$20.95
Bright Shader • Polytip BristleSee Prices +See Dimensions +Sizes Available: 2, 4, 6, 8
Size
Item #
Suggested Retail Price
2
6450BS-2
$6.95
4
6450BS-4
$9.95
6
6450BS-6
$11.95
8
6450BS-8
$14.95
Fan • Polytip BristleSee Prices +See Dimensions +Sizes Available: 1, 4
Size
Item #
Suggested Retail Price
1
6450FN-1
$5.95
4
6450FN-4
$7.95
Filbert • Polytip BristleSee Prices +See Dimensions +Sizes Available: 2, 4, 6, 8
Size
Item #
Suggested Retail Price
2
6450FB-2
$6.95
4
6450FB-4
$9.95
6
6450FB-6
$11.95
8
6450FB-8
$14.95
Flat Shader • Polytip BristleSee Prices +See Dimensions +Sizes Available: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Size
Item #
Suggested Retail Price
4
6450FS-4
$9.95
6
6450FS-6
$11.95
8
6450FS-8
$14.95
10
6450FS-10
$19.95
12
6450FS-12
$23.95
Liner • Polytip BristleSee Prices +See Dimensions +Sizes Available: 1, 4
Size
Item #
Suggested Retail Price
1
6450L-1
$5.95
4
6450L-4
$7.95
Catalyst™ Mottler
Mottler • Polytip BristleSee Prices +See Dimensions +Sizes Available: 1", 2", 3", 4"
Size
Item #
Suggested Retail Price
1"
6450M-100
$29.95
2"
6450M-200
$49.95
3"
6450M-300
$69.95
4"
6450M-400
$89.95
Round • Polytip BristleSee Prices +See Dimensions +Sizes Available: 3/0, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Size
Item #
Suggested Retail Price
3/0
6450R-3/0
$5.25
0
6450R-0
$5.50
1
6450R-1
$5.75
2
6450R-2
$5.95
3
6450R-3
$6.25
4
6450R-4
$6.95
6
6450R-6
$8.25
8
6450R-8
$10.95
10
6450R-10
$12.50
12
6450R-12
$16.75

Doug Swinton
Doug Swinton
Artist/Painter

My Favourite brushes are, the Princeton Catalyst Series. This is the first synthetic brush I have ever used that worked with oils. It not only holds loads of paint but releases it very well onto the canvas. The split tips allow for great softening effects.