Whats better for shutters: a smooth finish or wood-grain finish? Shutters with a smooth finish have a more fashionable look, whereas textured finish shutters look a little more natural. However the perks to both types of plantation shutter finish go a little bit farther, and ultimately come down to your own personal preference.Perks of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters give you a solid, chic, sophisticated look. If your home doesn’t have many other wood accessories like hardwood floors or furniture, you might not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish is easier to see when it needs dusting, in comparison with a wood grain finish. We usually recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Perks of shutters with a wood grain finish – Shutters with a textured finish offer a more natural look in your home. That’s awesome if you’re trying to bring the beauty of nature indoors, especially if you want to complement the look of your hardwood floors. A textured finish on your shutters can also make it harder to see dust, meaning you don’t need to dust them as often as you would if they were smooth. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Minneapolis.