Should I choose a smooth or wood-grain finish for my shutters? Shutters with a smooth finish have a more chic look, whereas shutters with a textured finish look a bit more historic. But the perks to both types of plantation shutter finish go a little bit farther, and in the end come down to your own style.Perks of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters give you a clean, sleek, sophisticated look. If you don’t have many other wood accessories like hardwood floors or exposed beams, you may not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, compared to a wood grain finish. We typically recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Perks of a textured or wood grain finish for shutters – Shutters with a wood grain finish offer a more natural look in your home. That’s perfect if you want to bring the beauty of nature inside, especially if you want to match the look of your hardwood floors. A textured finish on your shutters may also make dust harder to see, which means you won’t need to wipe them down as frequently as you would if they were smooth. A textured finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Jacksonville.