How do you fix a damaged shutter staple? To start, clear away the damaged staple from the louver with a pair of needle-nose pliers. Then dab on some adhesive (like wood glue or epoxy) to coat the legs of a replacement staple. Thread the staple into 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 512-549-6077.