How do you fix a broken shutter staple? First, remove the broken staple out of the louver with a tool like of needle-nose pliers. Then dab on some adhesive (like wood glue or epoxy) to coat the legs of a replacement staple. weave the staple through the loop on the louver and direct its legs into the existing staple holes on the tilt rod. For extra shutter staples, call us at 210-876-0377.