What’s better: a smooth finish or textured finish for shutters? Shutters with a smooth finish tend to look more modern and suave, while shutters with a textured finish look a bit more historic. However the perks to each style of plantation shutter finish go a little bit farther, and ultimately it comes down to your own style.Perks of a smooth finish for shutters – A smooth finish to your shutters give you a clean, chic, sophisticated look. A smooth finish might be perfect for you if your home has few other wood grain accessories or furniture. A smooth finish is easier to see when it needs dusting, in comparison with a textured finish. We typically recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Perks of shutters with a wood grain finish – A textured finish on your shutters offers a more natural, somewhat historic look to your shutters. That’s fantastic if you’re trying to bring the look of nature indoors, particularly if you want to match the look of your hardwood flooring. A wood grain on your shutter louvers may also make it more difficult to see dust, which means you can wait a little longer between regular cleanings. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Gainesville.