Whats better for shutters: a smooth finish or wood-grain finish? Smooth finish shutters tend to look more modern and sophisticated, whereas 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 offer a solid, chic, fashion-forward look. A smooth finish might be preferable if your home doesn’t have much in the way of wood grain accessories or furniture. A smooth finish is easier to see when it needs dusting, compared to a wood grain finish. We typically recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Benefits of a wood grain finish for shutters – Shutters with a wood grain finish offer a more natural look to your windows. That’s ideal if you want to bring the beauty of nature inside, particularly 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.