I'm in love!
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.
What's so amazing?
Here's my problem with paintbrushes: I do two extremely abusive things to my brushes...
- I leave them in water for days and days and days.
- I use lots of gel medium and glue with my brushes.
As a result my brushes become waterlogged, stiff, and the paint cracks off the handle over time. My small pointy brushes also become less pointy.
The Catalyst brushes are synthetic and don't become waterlogged. I've had some sitting in a jar of water for a week and they look great and when I pull them out to use, they're in great shape! Also, because the brush handles aren't painted, I think I'm not going to run into the problem with the paint cracking off! And they do a great job with gel medium. They're just the right amount of stiffness for me and how I work. And thus far the small pointy brushes seem to be in really great shape.
They are long handled brushes fyi. Some people like long handled and some people don't. I'm in the like category. It's all personal preference.
I have always said that you'll be a better painter with a better brush. I still believe that. I'm hoping that these bad boys are making me into a better painter as we speak! :)
And just to be clear, I have nothing at all to do with Princeton or the Catalyst brushes, I am just so in love I had to share!
Do you have a brand of paintbrush that you love?
Thanks for stopping by!