Is a smooth finish or textured finish better for shutters? Smooth finish shutters tend to look more modern and sleek, whereas shutters with a textured finish look more natural and historic. However the benefits to both types of plantation shutter finish are a little deeper, and in the end come down to your own personal preference.Benefits of a smooth finish for shutters – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a clean, sleek, sophisticated look. If you don’t have many other wood surfaces like hardwood floors or furniture, you might not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish is easier to see when it needs dusting, in comparison with a textured 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 look of nature inside, particularly if you want to accentuate the look of your hardwood flooring. A wood grain on your shutter louvers will also make it more difficult to see dust, meaning you won’t need to wipe them down as often as you would if they had a smooth finish. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Salt Lake City.