Should I choose a smooth or wood-grain finish for my shutters? Smooth finish shutters have a more fashionable look, 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 ultimately come down to your own taste.Perks of a smooth finish for shutters – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a solid, chic, modern look. If you don’t have many 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 textured finish. We typically recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Perks of shutters with a wood grain finish – A textured finish on your shutters gives you a more natural, wood-like look to your shutters. That’s awesome if you want to bring the beauty of nature inside, especially if you want to match the look of your hardwood furniture. A wood grain on your shutter louvers will also make dust more difficult to see, which means you won’t have to dust them as frequently as you would if they were smooth. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in St. George.