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Author Topic: New Catalyst Polytip Bristle by Princeton  (Read 1011 times)

Annie.

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on: July 28, 2014, 01:59:26 PM
Hi everyone,
Anyone used these new brushes? 

They are stiff brushes, promoted as holding paint (oil or acrylic) well, won't ware off like natural brushes, and apparently they can take more abuse and still retain their shape.   They seem to spring back into shape!

Appears to become rapidly popular in North America.   I got requests from local artists, to bring a bunch back from the US when I go.  They are about 1/3 to 1/2 the price in US!  :envy:

Fad or really a new improved product?   ???

Cheers,  :coffee: Annie

 
Cheers, Annie
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V

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Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 05:35:16 AM
Hi Annie,

 I've seen these brushes.The hairs felt soft and indeed springy. But my local art store was bit pricey, I decided not to get it. Now that I need new brushes cuz mine splayed fast and maybe cheap quality, I just might try these.

 Based on reviews, it doesn't splay fast and only very little at tips after 1 yr usage and painting 3-5x a week. That is very appealing to me  ;D .

http://www.dickblick.com/products/princeton-catalyst-polytip-bristle-filbert-and-egbert/#reviews


ncwren

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Reply #2 on: July 29, 2014, 02:56:07 PM
I really love my Princeton Neptune ones....will have to keep these in mind if I need new ones.
~Natalie

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