Is a smooth finish or textured finish better for shutters? Shutters with a smooth finish tend to look more fashionable and suave, while shutters with a textured finish look a little more natural. But the benefits to both types of plantation shutter finish go a little bit farther, and ultimately it comes down to your own taste.Perks of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a solid, sleek, fashion-forward look. A smooth finish might be preferable if your home has few other wood grain surfaces or furniture. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, compared to a wood grain finish. We usually recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Perks of a textured or wood grain finish for shutters – A textured finish on your shutters offers a more natural, wood-like look to your shutters. That’s awesome if you’re trying to bring the look of nature inside, especially if you want to match the look of your hardwood furniture. A textured finish on your shutter louvers may also make dust more difficult to see, which means you can wait a little longer between regular cleanings. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Houston.