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.