How do you repair a damaged shutter staple? First, remove the broken staple from the louver with a pair of needle-nose pliers. Then dab on some adhesive (like wood glue or epoxy) to spread all over the legs of a replacement staple. weave the staple into 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 215-874-4897.