Catalyst by Princeton • Tools that move paint
Not quite a brush. Not quite a palette knife. Catalyst blades are crafted from flexible silicone in order to allow artists a new form of expression.
Available in two unique styles:
- Catalyst Blades are mounted on long artist brush handles, offering a blend of tradition and innovation.
- Catalyst Wedges are ergonomically designed to fit in your hand allowing a direct interaction with your work.
Designed for use with heavy-bodied paints, Catalyst is at home with oils, acrylics, and water-miscible oils. Because they are heat-resistant, they also excel with encaustics. Artists are using them with plaster, clay, and even frosting. Made of FDA-approved silicone, Catalyst™ Blades and Wedges are even great for food crafting.
Clean-up is a breeze with Catalyst™ Blades and Wedges. The silicone is easy to wipe clean and is solvent resistant. You can usually clean up with mild soap and water. You can even peel dried acrylic paint off of the silicone surface. Also, Catalyst blades can be separated from their wood handles for cleaning and easily replaced when dry.
Catalyst Blade Features
- Works well with all mediums
- Use for painting, encaustics, ceramics, as well as food crafting
- Solvent-resistant, heat-resistant, and easy to clean
About Princeton Brush:
Artist Brushes that Inspire – In the hands of an artist, the brush becomes a tool to achieve their vision.
Princeton Artist Brush Co. – Creating Brushes That Inspire
Princeton Artist Brush Company is one of the largest brush suppliers in North America. Since the Company started almost twenty five years ago, there have been many changes to their business, yet their goal and mission is to continue to provide the best service and quality brushes to artists.
Princeton Brush History
Over 25 years ago, Howard Kaufman began a small brush business in the basement of his home in Princeton, New Jersey. Previously the president of one of the world’s largest art supply manufacturers, Howard had gained a vast knowledge of brush-making as well as an understanding of the needs and desires of artists. He believed that by focusing on innovation, value and service, he would always have an appreciative audience for his products. Enter Naohide Takamoto, third-generation of Japan’s revered Takamoto brush-making family. The two worked tirelessly to create the finest synthetic sable, beginning with Princeton’s flagship Series 4050. Howard Kaufman and his team continue to innovate, inspire and set the industry standard in hair, handle technology as well as innovation. They have released Catalyst™ Polytip and Aspen™ in the past few years.
Princeton Artist Brush Co. has expanded and exists within the walls of a warehouse still situated near its roots in Princeton, NJ. Howard and his family along with a team of dedicated craftsman and experts continue to invent tools that move paint. They deliver them to the arts community with a passion for both the tools themselves and the artists that use them.