Whats better: a smooth finish or textured finish for shutters? Shutters with a smooth finish tend to look more fashionable and sleek, while textured finish shutters look a little more natural. However the perks to each style of plantation shutter finish go a little bit farther, and ultimately come down to your own style.Benefits of a smooth finish for shutters – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a clean, sleek, sophisticated look. If you don’t have many other wood accessories like hardwood floors or furniture, you may not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, in comparison with a wood grain finish. We typically recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Benefits of a wood grain finish for shutters – Shutters with a wood grain finish add a more natural look in your home. That’s great if you want to bring the look of nature inside, especially if you want to accentuate the look of your hardwood furniture. A wood grain on your shutters may 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 Boise.