How do you fix a damaged shutter staple? Locate and clear away the broken staple away from the louver with some of needle-nose pliers. Then apply some adhesive (like wood glue or epoxy) to spread all over the legs of a replacement staple. weave the staple through the loop on the louver and slide its legs into the previous staple holes on the tilt rod. For replacement shutter staples, call us at 702-850-6619.