How do you mend a damaged shutter staple? Locate and clear away the broken staple out of the louver with some of needle-nose pliers. Then use some adhesive (like wood glue or epoxy) to cover the legs of a new staple. weave the staple through the loop on the louver and guide its legs into the existing staple holes on the tilt rod. For extra shutter staples, call us at 916-542-1305.