Whats better: a smooth finish or textured finish for shutters? Shutters with a smooth finish tend to look more fashionable and sophisticated, while shutters with a textured finish look more natural and historic. However the benefits to both types of plantation shutter finish go a little bit farther, and in the end come down to your own personal preference.Perks of a smooth finish for shutters – A smooth finish to your shutters give you a solid, sleek, sophisticated look. If your home doesn’t have many other wood accessories like hardwood floors or furniture, you may not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, in comparison with a wood grain finish. We usually recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Perks of shutters with a textured finish – A wood grain finish on your shutters offers a more natural, rustic look to your shutters. That’s awesome if you want to bring the look of nature inside, especially if you want to match the look of your hardwood flooring. A wood grain on your shutters will also make dust more difficult to see, which means you won’t have to dust them as frequently as you would if they had a smooth finish. A textured finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Fort Myers.