How do you repair a broken shutter staple? First, pull out the broken staple from the louver with a pair of needle-nose pliers. Then apply some adhesive (like wood glue or epoxy) to coat the legs of a replacement staple. Thread the staple through the loop on the louver and direct its legs into the existing staple holes on the tilt rod. For replacement shutter staples, call us at 904-289-1663.