Also know, can I use masking tape for painting?
For almost a century, masking tape has been used to cover and protect adjacent surfaces when painting. More recently, painter's tape has proven to be a more effective masking tool for painting both internal and external walls. Masking tape can also leave clean lines like painter's tape, but usually isn't as reliable.
Accordingly, is blue painters tape better than masking tape?
Masking tape is used for masking the edges of areas you intend to paint and don't want paint on the other side. You mask off that area with masking tape. The adhesive on the tan tape is stronger (more sticky) than on the blue tape. The blue tape is used on wood surfaces and painted surfaces.
Masking tape, also known as painter's tape, is a type of pressure-sensitive tape made of a thin and easy-to-tear paper, and an easily released pressure-sensitive adhesive. It is available in a variety of widths. It is used mainly in painting, to mask off areas that should not be painted.