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 may 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 – A wood grain finish on your shutters gives you a more natural, somewhat historic look to your shutters. 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.