When good masking tape goes bad
The good news was that I had 3 new rolls of making tape. The bad news was that they were new several years ago and would not come off the roll in a piece longer than 3 inches. Ok, that was an exaggeration , it was more like 2 inches. Try putting the tape in the microwave. I tried it for 15 seconds on each side and was able to use the tape with minimal frustration.