The wall behind the fireplace hasn't been textured or painted yet, I think we are going to try to do them all at the same time. We can put a drop cloth down and protect the flooring, it worked well in the living room. Hubby isn't allowed to paint unsupervised as he doesn't check for drips and holidays, and doesn't do edging.Better let them texture and paint before starting on the floors! The walls are making a huge leap forward! Yay for Dad and Grandpa helping!