How do you repair a broken shutter staple? To start, remove the damaged staple out of the louver with some of needle-nose pliers. Then dab on some adhesive (like wood glue or epoxy) to cover the legs of a replacement staple. guide the staple through the loop on the louver and direct its legs into the same staple holes on the tilt rod. For extra shutter staples, call us at 781-352-2205.