How do you fix a broken shutter staple? Locate and pull out the damaged staple from the louver with some of needle-nose pliers. Then use 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 813-602-5966.