How do you fix a damaged shutter staple? First, pull out the snapped staple out of the louver with a pair of needle-nose pliers. Then use some adhesive (like wood glue or epoxy) to cover the legs of a replacement staple. guide the staple into the loop on the louver and direct its legs into the same staple holes on the tilt rod. For replacement shutter staples, call us at 916-250-0758.