These tapes have a paper backing that is easily torn to create the perfect length strips for the job. The light adhesive will keep the tape in place throughout the job but won’t leave a residue on the surface underneath. Masking Tape can easily be torn by hand for a simple application. Industrial Masking Tapes are great for home makeovers and do-it-yourself projects. Blue Painter’s Tape is commonly used for protecting drywall, hardwood floors, and wood trim when painting.