How do you repair a damaged shutter staple? Locate and pull out the damaged staple from the louver with some of needle-nose pliers. Then apply some adhesive (like wood glue or epoxy) to coat 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 new shutter staples, call us at 631-246-3930.