What to do about paint seeping under the masking tape?

Steve asked 4 years ago

I have been having trouble with the paint seeping under the blue masking tape. I work the edges well to get a good seal but the paint still makes it under. It doesn’t seem to matter whether I’m taping the wall to paint the trim or the trim to paint the wall. Is it just because the walls are textured?

I got so frustrated with it today that I just gave up and painted free-hand. It took me a lot longer and I do have a little touch-up to do but probably less than I’d have to do if I had used tape.

I thought about using Frog tape but it is more expensive and I’m on a tight budget. Is this tape as good as the maker claims?

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