Featured Brush: Catalyst Polytip Bristle Brushes (Series 6400 and 6450)
“The Catalyst brushes simply have no peer for acrylic work. They are built to take anything that I can throw at them, they clean up very easily and just keep coming back for more. They truly are the Rolls Royce of acrylic paint brushes.”
–K.D. Tobin, abstract artist of acrylic and mixed media paintings
Catalyst™ Polytip Bristle brushes are another Princeton breakthrough that advances the science of synthetic hair. This 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 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 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.
- Next Gen Synthetic
- Maximum stiffness
- Flag tips to replicate the best Chungking Bristle
- Best color holding capacity and shape retention.
“I have finally found my perfect paintbrush. These are the Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Brushes. They’re amazing enough that I’m seriously considering buying every single size and style they sell.”
— Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, mixed media painter.