How do you fix a broken shutter staple? To start, remove the damaged staple away from 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. guide the staple into the loop on the louver and direct its legs into the same staple holes on the tilt rod. For new shutter staples, call us at 561-440-8535.