Is a smooth finish or wood-grain finish better for shutters? Shutters with a smooth finish have a more modern look, whereas shutters with a textured finish look more natural and historic. However the perks to both types of plantation shutter finish are a little deeper, and in the end come down to your own taste.Perks of a smooth finish for shutters – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a clean, chic, modern look. A smooth finish might be preferable 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, compared to 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 add a more natural look to your windows. That’s great if you’re trying to bring the look of nature indoors, particularly if you want to match the look of your hardwood floors. A wood grain on your shutter louvers will also make it harder to see dust, meaning you don’t have to dust them as often as you would if they were smooth. A textured finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Fort Lauderdale.