What’s better for shutters: a smooth finish or wood-grain finish? Smooth finish shutters have a more fashionable look, 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 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 – Shutters with a textured finish offer a more natural look to your windows. 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.