Whats better: a smooth finish or textured finish for shutters? Shutters with a smooth finish tend to look more modern and suave, while shutters with a textured finish look more natural and historic. However the perks to each style of plantation shutter finish go a little bit farther, and ultimately it comes down to your own personal preference.Benefits of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a solid, sleek, fashion-forward look. A smooth finish may be what you want if your home doesn’t have much in the way of wood textured surfaces or furniture. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, compared to a textured finish. We usually recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Benefits of a textured finish for shutters – A textured finish on your shutters gives you a more natural, wood-like look to your shutters. That’s great if your goal is to bring the beauty of nature indoors, especially if you want to accentuate the look of your hardwood furniture. A wood grain on your shutters may 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 San Jose.