Whats better: a smooth finish or textured finish for 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 furniture, you may not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, in comparison with 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 – A textured finish on your shutters offers a more natural, somewhat historic look to your shutters. 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 can wait a little longer between regular cleanings. A textured finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Jacksonville.