What’s better for shutters: a smooth finish or wood-grain finish? Smooth finish shutters have a more chic look, whereas shutters with a textured finish look a little more natural. But the benefits to both types of plantation shutter finish are a little deeper, and in the end come down to your own taste.Perks of a smooth finish for shutters – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a solid, chic, sophisticated look. If you don’t have many other wood surfaces like hardwood floors or exposed beams, you might not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish is easier to see when it needs dusting, in comparison with a textured finish. We usually recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Perks of shutters with a textured or wood grain finish – Shutters with a wood grain finish add a more natural look in your home. That’s awesome if you want to bring the look of nature indoors, especially if you want to complement the look of your hardwood furniture. A textured finish on your shutters will also make dust harder to see, which means you can wait a little longer between regular cleanings. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Charlotte.