What’s better for shutters: a smooth finish or wood-grain finish? Smooth finish shutters tend to look more modern and sophisticated, while textured finish shutters look more natural and historic. However the perks to both types of plantation shutter finish are a little deeper, and in the end it comes down to your own style.Benefits of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters give you a solid, chic, fashion-forward look. If you don’t have any other wood surfaces like hardwood floors or exposed beams, you may not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish is easier to see when it needs dusting, in comparison with a wood grain finish. We typically recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Benefits of shutters with a textured or wood grain finish – A textured finish on your shutters gives you a more natural, rustic look to your shutters. That’s ideal if you want to bring the beauty of nature inside, especially if you want to complement the look of your hardwood furniture. A textured finish on your shutter louvers will also make dust harder to see, which means you won’t need to wipe them down as often as you would if they had a smooth finish. A textured finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Honolulu.