Whats better: a smooth finish or textured finish for shutters? Shutters with a smooth finish have a more chic look, 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 – Shutters with a wood grain finish give you a more natural look in your home. 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.