How do you mend a damaged shutter staple? Locate and pull out the snapped staple out of the louver with some of needle-nose pliers. Then use some adhesive (like wood glue or epoxy) to cover the legs of a replacement staple. Thread the staple through the loop on the louver and slide its legs into the same staple holes on the tilt rod. For extra shutter staples, call us at 801-515-3598.