What’s better for shutters: a smooth finish or wood-grain finish? Smooth finish shutters have a more modern look, whereas textured finish shutters look a bit more historic. However the perks to both types of plantation shutter finish are a little deeper, and in the end it comes down to your own personal preference.Perks of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a solid, chic, sophisticated look. If your home doesn’t have many other wood surfaces like hardwood floors or furniture, you may not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, in comparison with a textured finish. We usually recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Perks of a wood grain finish for shutters – A textured finish on your shutters gives you a more natural, rustic look to your shutters. That’s perfect if your goal is to bring the look of nature inside, especially if you want to complement the look of your hardwood flooring. A wood grain on your shutter louvers will also make dust harder to see, which means you can wait a little longer between regular cleanings. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Sacramento.