When I Google the name you provided, I get the following information from the manufacturer;
QUIKRETEÂ® Veneer Stone Mortar â€“ Polymer Modified (PM) can be
used as a bond coat, scratch and brown coat and as a mortar joint
grout over concrete and masonry surfaces or galvanized, expanded
metal lath. QUIKRETEÂ® Veneer Stone Mortar can also be
manufactured with integral color for mortar joint applications or by
adding QUIKRETEÂ® Stucco and Mortar Color (No. 1319), available in
20 standard colors.
The application of Veneer Stone Mortar is intended for use over
galvanized diamond-mesh metal lath (2.5 or 3.4 lbs per sq.yd., 1.4-
1.8 kg/m2) and two layers of grade D water resistant building paper or
over solid bases such as masonry, stone, cast-in-place or pre-cast
concrete. Installation over these surfaces shall be in accordance with
ASTM C 926 or local governing building codes.
Concrete & Masonry Surface Preparation
Prior to application over unpainted and unsealed concrete and
masonry surfaces, all loose material, dirt, dust, grease and
efflorescence must be removed. Paint and sealers must be
completely removed or galvanized metal lath and grade D building
paper must be secured over the surface.
Dampen the concrete, masonry or scratch coat substrate with a fine
spray of water, but do not soak. Use a trowel to apply a Â½â€ (13 mm)
mortar base of Veneer Stone Mortar or completely cover the back of
the veneer stone with Â½â€ (13 mm) of mortar. Stone must be set within
30 minutes of applying mortar bed. Press the veneer stone firmly into
the mortar bed in a twisting motion. Joints between stones should be
a consistent Â½â€ (13 mm) or less.
In the pink section, it says; if you don't strip the paint from the bricks, you need to put up Grade D building paper and fasten Galvanized metal lath to the surface.
It does not say skip removing the paint, and skip installing the metal lath.
How do you plan to secure the building paper and lath to your bricks, so you can install your veneer stone properly?