What’s better: a smooth finish or textured finish for shutters? Smooth finish shutters have a more modern look, whereas textured finish shutters look more natural and historic. But the perks to each style of plantation shutter finish are a little deeper, and ultimately it comes down to your own style.Perks of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a solid, sleek, sophisticated look. If your home doesn’t have many other wood accessories like hardwood floors or exposed beams, you may not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish is easier to see when it needs dusting, compared to a textured finish. We typically recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Perks of a wood grain finish for shutters – A textured finish on your shutters gives you a more natural, somewhat historic look to your shutters. That’s perfect if you’re trying to bring the look of nature inside, especially if you want to accentuate the look of your hardwood floors. A textured finish on your shutter louvers will also make it harder to see dust, meaning you can wait a little longer between regular cleanings. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Raleigh.