How do you repair a damaged shutter staple? First, clear away the damaged staple from the louver with a tool like of needle-nose pliers. Then use some adhesive (like wood glue or epoxy) to cover the legs of a replacement staple. Thread the staple into the loop on the louver and guide its legs into the same staple holes on the tilt rod. For replacement shutter staples, call us at 732-301-6168.