Is a smooth finish or textured finish better 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. But the benefits to each style of plantation shutter finish go a little bit farther, and in the end it comes down to your own personal preference.Benefits of a smooth finish for shutters – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a clean, chic, sophisticated look. A smooth finish might be what you want if your home has few other wood textured accessories or furniture. A smooth finish is easier to see when it needs dusting, compared to a wood grain finish. We usually recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Benefits of shutters with a wood grain finish – A textured finish on your shutters offers a more natural, wood-like look to your shutters. That’s perfect if you’re trying to bring the beauty of nature indoors, especially if you want to accentuate the look of your hardwood flooring. A textured finish on your shutters may also make dust more difficult to see, which means you won’t need to wipe them down as frequently as you would if they had a smooth finish. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Destin.