What’s better: a smooth finish or textured finish for shutters? Smooth finish shutters 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. If you don’t have any other wood surfaces like hardwood floors or furniture, you might not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish is easier to see when it needs dusting, compared to a textured finish. We typically recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Perks of a textured or wood grain finish for shutters – Shutters with a wood grain finish give you a more natural look in your home. 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, meaning you can wait a little longer between regular cleanings. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Gainesville.