What’s better for shutters: a smooth finish or wood-grain finish? Smooth finish shutters have a more chic look, whereas shutters with a textured finish look more natural and historic. However the benefits to each style of plantation shutter finish go a little bit farther, and in the end come down to your own style.Perks of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters give you a solid, sleek, modern look. A smooth finish might be perfect for you if your home doesn’t have much in the way of wood grain accessories or furniture. A smooth finish is easier to see when it needs dusting, in comparison with a wood grain finish. We typically recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Perks of shutters with a textured finish – Shutters with a textured finish offer a more natural look in your home. That’s great if you’re trying to bring the beauty of nature indoors, especially if you want to complement the look of your hardwood furniture. A textured finish on your shutter louvers will also make dust harder to see, meaning you won’t need to dust them as often as you would if they had a smooth finish. A textured finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in San Antonio.