I will be painting my vinyl siding in order to change the color. Below the bottom row of siding, there's a sort of a flexible white strip tucked into place. I'm not sure, maybe this is called flashing. Anyway, the strip is maybe 8 to 10 inches wide. That would be a LOT of masking tape to cover it to protect from drips and splashes. Is there some easier way to protect it? I don't particularly want to paint it. The white will coordinate with the window trim and the door and with my grayish light blue new siding color, I think it will look cheerful. Which is the whole point of this painting project, as the house is currently a depressing drab light brown color, which looks especially bad next to a taller house that is lemon yellow.
Mask it off, we used brown paper (1m or 40" wide approx) to cover larger areas like your flashing strip. We had 2" masking tape for that paper and 1" masking tape to sort tiny detail.