Whats better: a smooth finish or textured finish for shutters? Smooth finish shutters tend to look more modern and sleek, while shutters with a textured finish look more natural and historic. But the benefits to each style of plantation shutter finish go a little bit farther, and in the end it comes down to your own taste.Benefits of a smooth finish for shutters – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a solid, sleek, fashion-forward look. A smooth finish might be perfect for you if your home doesn’t have much in the way of wood grain accessories or furniture. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, compared to a wood grain finish. We usually recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Benefits of a textured finish for shutters – A wood grain finish on your shutters offers a more natural, rustic look to your shutters. That’s fantastic if your goal is to bring the beauty of nature indoors, particularly if you want to accentuate the look of your hardwood furniture. A textured finish on your shutters may also make it more difficult to see dust, which means you can wait a little longer between regular cleanings. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Orlando.