Entry from British & World English dictionary
(In decorating) failure of paint to adhere properly to a surface.
- Step 1: Rub over the panel with a damp sponge and Rottenstone powder to eliminate cissing.
- Here, wetting defects, such as cissing, crawling and even bad adhesion of the paint film occur.
- Poor degreasing will not remove the grease and graphite on the profile surface which could cause cissing and poor coating adhesion.
Late 19th century: of unknown origin.
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