Is a smooth finish or wood-grain finish better for shutters? Shutters with a smooth finish have a more modern look, whereas shutters with a textured finish look a little more natural. But the perks to both types of plantation shutter finish go a little bit farther, and ultimately it comes down to your own personal preference.Perks of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a clean, sleek, fashion-forward look. A smooth finish might be preferable if your home doesn’t have much in the way of wood textured accessories or furniture. 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 shutters with a textured finish – A textured finish on your shutters gives you a more natural, wood-like look to your shutters. That’s great if your goal is to bring the look of nature indoors, particularly if you want to match the look of your hardwood flooring. A textured finish on your shutters will also make it harder to see dust, meaning you can wait a little longer between regular cleanings. A textured finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Austin.