Is a smooth finish or textured finish better for shutters? Smooth finish shutters tend to look more fashionable and sleek, while shutters with a textured finish look a little more natural. However the benefits to both types of plantation shutter finish are a little deeper, and in the end come down to your own personal preference.Benefits of a smooth finish for shutters – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a clean, sleek, modern look. If your home doesn’t have many other wood surfaces like hardwood floors or furniture, you might not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, in comparison with a wood grain finish. We usually recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Benefits of shutters with a textured or wood grain finish – Shutters with a textured finish give you a more natural look to your windows. That’s awesome if you want to bring the look of nature inside, especially if you want to match the look of your hardwood furniture. A wood grain on your shutters 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 Denver.