I've recently moved into a PPOR and am looking at renovating the house over the next few months. The existing property has a variety of "features" including textured feature walls, a paint scheme comprised of different shades of blue and green, 3 different styles of carpets and sections of floating floorboards. The carpet/floating floorboards (and tiles in the kitchen) appear to have been installed on top of hard wood floorboards. The hard wood floorboards also look (at least from under the house and the parts that I've pulled up) to be in really good condition. My plan at the moment is to sand back the textured feature walls and repaint the interiors; as well as pulling up the carpets and then sanding/staining/polishing the existing hard wood flooring. However, I'm hearing conflicting opinions on which is the best order: If I paint the walls first - I can start prepping the walls and painting tomorrow, but it seems the main positive is that any drips/spills will be able to be removed during the floor sanding process; or If I sand/polish the floors first - there might be a 2 month wait until the contractors are available, the dust from the sanding can attach to the paint and effect the finish, plus you have to clean all the walls before painting and then again after the sanding is finished. I would love to hear any advice or previous experience in completion of these type of works from any of the forum members.