Should I choose a smooth or wood-grain finish for my shutters? Shutters with a smooth finish tend to look more fashionable and suave, while shutters with a textured finish look a bit more historic. However the perks to each style of plantation shutter finish are a little deeper, and in the end it comes down to your own personal preference.Benefits of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a clean, sleek, fashion-forward look. If you don’t have any other wood surfaces like hardwood floors or furniture, you might not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, in comparison with a textured finish. We usually recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Benefits of a textured finish for shutters – A wood grain finish on your shutters offers a more natural, wood-like look to your shutters. That’s perfect if your goal is to bring the look of nature inside, particularly if you want to accentuate the look of your hardwood flooring. A wood grain on your shutters may also make it harder to see dust, meaning you don’t have to dust them as frequently as you would if they had a smooth finish. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Cleveland.